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Diss: Barney's Racial Profiling Scandal Leads To Petition, Backlash

What Was Said: “Barneys lacks any connection with the Black and hip hop community,” said Derick Bowers, the creator of the Change.org petition asking Jay to withdraw his support of Barneys, in a statement. “And without his vast wealth and brand power, they would see him the same as they see Trayon Christian [one of the men alleging racial profiling]. Jay Z should be appalled by Barneys' actions, and withdraw all support from them. If he does this, he will send a clear message to all corporations that are likeminded, that this behavior cannot be tolerated any longer."

When The Diss Came: October 25, 2013

Response: "The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross featuring Jay Z

Date Of Response: December 19, 2013

Days Between: 55

Lyric: "You seen what I did to the stop and frisk / Brooklyn on the Barney's like we own the bitch / Give the money to the hood, now we all win / Got that Barney's floor lookin' like a VIM"

Fallout: Jay never gave up the Barneys partnership, and it paid off for him to the tune of more than $1 million after its November launch. But there was a positive spin after all—Barneys agreed to donate 100 percent of the profits of the line to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which is aiming to help high school kids with socio-economic challenges land college scholarships. A win for everyone?
Diss: Barney's Racial Profiling Scandal Leads To Petition, Backlash
What Was Said: “Barneys lacks any connection with the Black and hip hop community,” said Derick Bowers, the creator of the Change.org petition asking Jay to withdraw his support of Barneys, in a statement. “And without his vast wealth and brand power, they would see him the same as they see Trayon Christian [one of the men alleging racial profiling]. Jay Z should be appalled by Barneys' actions, and withdraw all support from them. If he does this, he will send a clear message to all corporations that are likeminded, that this behavior cannot be tolerated any longer."
When The Diss Came: October 25, 2013
Response: "The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross featuring Jay Z
Date Of Response: December 19, 2013
Days Between: 55
Lyric: "You seen what I did to the stop and frisk / Brooklyn on the Barney's like we own the bitch / Give the money to the hood, now we all win / Got that Barney's floor lookin' like a VIM"
Fallout: Jay never gave up the Barneys partnership, and it paid off for him to the tune of more than $1 million after its November launch. But there was a positive spin after all—Barneys agreed to donate 100 percent of the profits of the line to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which is aiming to help high school kids with socio-economic challenges land college scholarships. A win for everyone?

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Barneys Agrees To Pay $525K To Settle Racial Profiling Lawsuit

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